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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Is there any truth to the rumor that the title of Glee‘s Episode 7, “I Kissed A Girl,” has something to do with Rachel and Quinn? We’re dying to know. —Bobbie
Ausiello: If you’re asking me whether Rachel and Quinn go to first base, the answer is no. The episode focuses on Santana coming out to her family, so I’m guessing the title — and accompanying Katy Perry cover — refer to that.

Question: Lea Michele tweeted the other day that there will be a huge Glee shocker happening in Episode 7. Any idea what it is? —Michelle
Ausiello: Rumor has it a big monkey wrench gets thrown into New Directions’ sectional plans.

Question: I am addicted to TVLine! What’s the deal with Weeds? Is it coming back? —Kassie
Ausiello: I hear Showtime is thisclose to announcing a Season 8 pickup. And despite buzz that eight would be enough for all parties concerned, the cabler is apparently keeping the door open to a possible ninth season as well.

Question: Your Gossip Girl spoiler from last week’s AA is driving me nuts. You teased that there’s a kiss coming that is “so hot it will be followed by a [spoiler alert].” Tell us who’s smooching and what’s hidden beneath the [spoiler alert]! —Cathy
Ausiello: The person on the receiving end of the kiss is Blair, and it’s followed by a **a*. [Stay close to my Twitter feed for scoop on those three missing letters.]

Question: I’m really enjoying Gossip Girl this season. I was wondering if you had any spoilers to share with us? Anything about Blair and Chuck would be good! —Tanya
Ausiello: Blair’s wedding shower is coming up, and two people will be conspicuously MIA from the invite list. Guesses? Hit the comments!

Question: I don’t think I can continue watching Revenge without some hope that maybe Daniel doesn’t die. I am very attached. Any chance the writers behind the show are smart, have picked up on his popularity, and are working on a way to write themselves out of the mistake they made in the first episode? —Beth
Ausiello: Am I missing something? Do we know without a shadow of a doubt that Daniel succumbed to that gunshot wound? The pilot left things rather ambiguous. (Translation: Keep watching, Beth.)

Question: Anything on my new sitcom obsession, Happy Endings? —Craig
Ausiello: You betcha! Watch for Jane and Max — always such portraits of restraint — to go so far as to report a fire so that they can get some hot firemen to pop over and… You didn’t think I was gonna say “put out the fire,” did you? Oh no, our lovable crazies want the hunks to validate them. Meanwhile, a big-screen romcom within an episode will feature “name”-ish actors in the roles of the clichéd leading man, leading lady and second banana. If it were up to me — which it never seems to be — I’d go with: Timothy Olyphant, Leighton Meester and Dan Byrd.

Question: I read somewhere that we would meet Booth’s father via flashback on Bones this season. Any idea who’s playing him? —Dawn
Ausiello: An actor by the name of No One. The flashback sequence was scrapped. “It wasn’t needed,” explains exec producer Stephen Nathan of the sequence, which was slated for this season’s Booth-centric fourth episode (which features the return of Ralph Waite as his Grandpa). “David’s performance was powerful enough [on its own]. It’s a very dramatic episode for him, and he more than rises to the occasion.”

Question: OK, so I’m going to be greedy: Can we get something on Pan Am and Private Practice pretty please? —Ashley
Ausiello: How do you feel about one outta two? Pan Am is about to introduce a woman from Ted’s past — and I mean his distant past. He and the newbie, Amanda Mason, were childhood playmates. Now, since she’s a senator’s daughter, he sees her as hoity-toity. The thing is, she’s not. So maybe a little somethin’-somethin‘ will develop between them over what is being talked about as a two- to three-episode arc.

Question: As a young teacher myself, I thought Chord Overstreet was hilarious on The Middle. Is there any chance that he may pop up again in future episodes? –Christina
Ausiello: Probably not in the near-term considering he’s headed back to Glee for a chunk of episodes. But I’ll tell you who is returning to ABC’s underrated gem: Frankie’s parents Pat and Tag, played by Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke. Mom and Pop invite the entire family to spend Thanksgiving week at their house, and included on the guest list is Frankie’s sis/nemesis Janet (played by Molly Shannon). To say the siblings’ constant sparring and competitiveness casts a pall over the festivities is an understatement. And Janet’s demon spawn, Lucy, only adds to the chaos when she starts getting all up in Brick’s business. Axl, meanwhile, seeks refuge at the local mini-mart, where he develops a mad crush on an Aubrey Plaza-esque cashier.

Question: What can you tell us about CSI‘s replacement for Marg Helgenberger? Will they replace her? —Holly
Ausiello: They will replace her. And it will be with a name actress. In other CSI news, we’re finally going to meet Doc’s wife Judy, but it will be under the most scandalous of circumstances. Mrs. Robbins wakes up one morning to discover a dead man in her bed — a naked dead man who just so happens to be covered in her lipstick! She swears it’s not what it looks like, to which I promptly roll my eyes and go, “Mmmhmmm.”

Question: How about some scoop on the awesome, yet barely mentioned Psych! I’ll take anything! I love Shawn and Gus and think they deserve some AA love! —Michelle
Ausiello: No one loves Shawn and Gus as much as me, so lay off the guilt trip. While not quite as epic as last week’s Hangover-infused outing, “This Episode Sucks” — airing Wednesday — most certainly does not. Big-screen Buffy alum Kristy Swanson is surprisingly charming and brings out a very fun and debonair side of Lassiter, Lost Boy Cory Feldman’s cameo is bloody good, and the way Shawn gets immersed in his Lestat costume is pretty hilarious — as is Gus’ reaction each time someone mistakes his own bloodsucker persona for a breakfast cereal mascot.

Question: Please, please, please give me anything you have on one of my three favorite shows, Fringe, Community or The Good Wife! Thanks in advance! —Emma
Ausiello: Eenie, meenie, miney The Good Wife! That whole Caitlin Vs. Martha debacle will come back to haunt Alicia later in the season. Even though Caitlin (Anna Camp) snagged that plum position at Lockhart Gardner, I hear Martha (Grace Rex) will find employment elsewhere — and Alicia will not be pleased.

Question: Regarding your latest Blind Item, is the character getting killed off a departing show One Tree Hill‘s Dan Scott? —Ingmar
Ausiello: It most certainly is… not. Or is it? I’ll never tell! Thanks for playing!

Question: I’ve recently fallen in love with Parks and Recreation! Any scoop on Ben and Leslie? —Joye
Ausiello: I’m afraid there will soon be a new man in Leslie’s life… but don’t freak! It’s only Billy Newport, the dumbbell Sweetums heir who’s running against our gal for City Council. Then again, he is described as a good-looking fellow, and a real crowd-pleaser, so… On second thought, maybe you can freak!

Question: Any scoop on Once Upon a Time? I’m so excited for Episode 2 this Sunday! —Aurore
Ausiello: Episode 3 flashes back to Snow and Prince Charming’s first meeting, and suffice it to say, it wasn’t pretty. “Their relationship is so complicated,” says Snow’s portrayer, Ginnifer Goodwin. “It was based in the beginning on real animosity and manipulation and selfishness.” (Spoiler Alert: They met on The Bachelor!) Meanwhile, Josh Dallas (a.k.a. The Prince) has this to say about the forthcoming arrival of Alan Dale as his onscreen father, King George. “The kingdom is ailing and [my dad] needs some help,” he explains. “He goes to King Midas, and they make a deal. King Midas says, ‘If your son slays this dragon, I will take care of your kingdom. I will give you gold. I will give you riches. You will be taken care of.’ So he makes a deal with Midas for me to slay this dragon.”

Question: First of all, you’re very handsome. As such I think it is your duty to have mercy on all us “non-handsomes” and give us a Dexter scoop! What’s up next for my favorite serial killer? —Erin
Ausiello: I just found out that someone gets shot and (presumably) dies in this Sunday’s episode and I am not happy about it. Not at all.

Question: I wonder if you can settle a Dexter bet. I say that Edward James Olmos’ Professor James Gellar character isn’t really there, that he is a figment of Colin Hanks’ imagination like Dexter’s father is to him. My girlfriend disagrees. What do you think? —Frank
Ausiello: I think your girlfriend is hustling you. Now settle a bet for me: My partner says Colin Hanks’ character will turn out to be the Tooth Fairy’s son. I disagree. What do you think?

Question: Did you know that we have the same birthday? I would appreciate either a belated or early birthday gift in the form of some Smash scoop please. —Emily
Ausiello: Producers have been so enamored of recurring guest star Will Chase — who plays Joe DiMaggio in the Marilyn Monroe musical-within-the-show — that they’ve extended his arc by five episodes and added a Season 2 series regular option to his contract.

Question: I’m a Sheldon/Penny fanatic! Any scoop for my favorite Big Bang Theory pairing? —Sophie
Ausiello: Would you settle for an Amy scoopbit instead? Remember how Mayim Bialik told us that she had to learn the harp for an upcoming episode? Well, Amy Farrah Fowler will reveal that musical talent when she busts out a poignant rendition of REM’s “Everybody Hurts” on Nov. 3, when Bernadette doesn’t invite her along for wedding dress shopping.

Question: Have you seen the Halloween-themed American Horror Story two-parter? How is it? —Jodi
Ausiello: I didn’t get around to it, but my Matt Mitovich did and he filed this report exclusively to AA: “If you’ve been wanting to love AHS but have issues with its penchant for full-on mayhem, the next two episodes — centered around Halloween aka ‘the day the dead can walk among us’ — will convert you and hard. The most linear episodes to date, they eschew over-the-top gross-outs for steady and sheer frights. Among the guest stars, Zachary Quinto (Heroes) pulls out all the stops as half of the doomed gay couple that previously called the house home; as for exposition, you’ll see how Tate fits into the whole equation and realize the tragic price the very first owners paid for their sins. And yes, this week’s episode closes with a big death, one sure to have reverberations.”

Question: Any Community scoop? I can’t wait for the next episode. I need something! —Mahika
Ausiello: There’s a “crazy” twist at the end of this week’s Halloween episode, which finds the cast acting out a series of outlandish ghost stories. Also, Britta is shocked to discover that she’s much more than just an underachieving pothead. She’s also an unofficial action verb.

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to askausiello@tvline.com. Also, you can keep track of my scoops on Twitter via @MichaelAusiello. Thanks for playing! (Additional reporting by Vlada Gelman and Meg Masters)

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245 Comments
  1. Joanna says:

    Thanks for the Gossip Girl scoop!
    Oh, CLUE time! I say it’s a Chuck and Blair kiss and it is followed by a SLAP. But since this is almost everyone’s guess, I don’t think there is much to win in this bet. Who cares, if it’s a Chair kiss it’s a win already! :D

    Now, I’m very curious as to who are the two that will be left out of the wedding shower invite list. If they’re royals, I don’t care and I’m glad they’re not invited. My guess is that one of them is Chuck. Ausiello was answering a question about them after all.
    Finally, this Chuck/Blair/Louis triangle is kicking off. Maybe the show will become interesting again.

  2. Winnie says:

    Love that Ausiello commented on the Dexter/Edward James Olmos question! I had the same conversation with my guy!

  3. Meg says:

    I am very excited by Glee’s new episododios

  4. Susan says:

    I hope that in Gossip Girl there is a kiss between Chuck and Blair

  5. Kate says:

    I had liked to see some spoiler on The Vampire Diaries

  6. Katrina says:

    I hope that the great shock for Rachel Berry is not bad

  7. john says:

    Hey actually not gg comment here..any words on castle and non community halloween scoop, I love me some jeff/annie and castle/becket scoops..well and maybe a supernatural if/when castiel will make it back..cause come on he cannot be dead

  8. cm2 says:

    SO bored by the ChuckandBlair merry-go-round. I want off this riiiiiiide! Please writers, for the love of good, see that this horse is dead. Stop beating that poor creature asap.

  9. maddy says:

    Haha, Chair fans are hilarious. Only they would be thrilled by a kiss that ends with one party being completely shut down.
    Time for Dair, Nair, Lair, Rair… anything else!

    • Allie says:

      “Only they”, really? Every Dair kiss so far has either been imaginary, ended with one party being completely shut down, or both. And yet, some people actually seemed to get excited about that, go figure.

      • Ashley says:

        Yeah. One was staged, one showed Blair she wanted to be with Chuck, and one was completely imaginary in the book. Dair is cute on paper, but in reality they’d never work. They have similar intellects and some of the same interests, but other than that they are completely different in all the wrong ways.

  10. Emily says:

    That kiss is obviously followed by a slap (or by someone getting the Clap?). I really really REALLY hope it’s Chuck and Blair. I can’t take any more of this no-interaction nonsense. Why is it so hard just to get a good couple out of this show anymore?

    Can’t wait to see CB actually have a story line, though!

  11. Kate says:

    OHMYGOD SANTANA!!!! asdfghjkliasdfghjk

  12. Katherine says:

    Chair are boring! He offered her to his uncle, he slept with Jenny after waiting for a few hours on top of the empire state building & then was violent with her last season. Tell me again why they are so great for each other?!

  13. pamela says:

    gossip girl- i’m guessing the word is slap which means it could be dan that kisses blair *ugh* with dexter- maybe it is quinn that is shot

  14. Mark says:

    Martha goes to work for Michael J Fox’s character?

  15. Carissa says:

    I want to start this by saying I love Dan and Blair’s friendship. I don’t like them romantically. For many reasons, which I won’t get into here. I am a Chair fan, and also an adult. And I don’t appreciate the comments from some Dair fans (not all) that to be a Chair fan has to mean you’re a child. We have valid reasons for liking this couple and not Dair. Next, even though I don’t want it to be, I think the kiss will be between Dan and Blair followed by a slap. While the producers have stated the love triangle is “Chuck/Blair/Louis” they also said that Dan is still into Blair and that it is “onesided”. That would make sense for Blair to slap him after. Combined with the fact Chuck is growing this season and has been selfless and respectful of Blair’s relationship this season, I don’t think it would make sense for it to be him. I don’t see him crossing that line for his own selfish reasons right now, he loves Blair too much for that. Dan, on the other hand was willing to run off with her in episode one even though he knew Louis’ whereabouts and that Louis was doing a favor for him to protect Blair. I wouldn’t put it past Dan at this point. I feel badly for Serena right now, I really do. And I hope I’m wrong.

  16. elizabeth says:

    Yay! I loved Booth’s grandpa when he was on before. I can’t wait to see what he has to say about the state of relations between Booth and Brennan and BabyBB.

    I’m hoping for some decent CB in the next few weeks on Gossip Girl, because this is starting to feel like the awful Spring episodes all over again. (Monday’s episode was the return of Gossip Guest.) I’m also hoping Serena and Blair manage to not spend an entire episode blowing each other off and then bonding at the end. I want them to go shopping or feeding the ducks or something. I miss them.

  17. Emily says:

    If they kill off Quinn on Dexter I will be monumentally pissed off.

  18. Nadine says:

    I think Frank asked a valid question about Colin Hank’s character on Dexter, has me wondering now too.

  19. Sal says:

    Oh, so Quinn and Rachel DON’T kiss?!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A MONUMENTAL SHOCK!!!!! What a totally relevant use of our spoiler that was not in any way completely disproven by approximately every single other episode of Glee ever!!! Thanks Faberry idiots shippers!

  20. M says:

    Cmon like Sheldon and Penny will ever happen.

  21. Allie says:

    It seems pretty clear that the GG scoop is about a CB kiss ending in a slap- and seriously, it’s about time, this show has been seriously lacking hotness lately. And after that, he probably won’t be invited to her shower.

    I wonder if maybe Nate helps Diana dig up something on Blair, and she uninvites him because she’s pissed.

  22. S says:

    What I don’t understand is why did GG even go there at all with Dair? What was the point? If they weren’t going anywhere with them then why do it in the first place? They actually were the highlight of S4 for me even though I have always been a Chair Fan. I don’t think the writers know what they’re even doing let alone have an official ending planned. Also this ‘End game’ is so annoying cause writers can always change their minds. look at Dawson’s Creek, I’m sure all thought Joey would end up with Dawson but she didn’t.

    • Ashley says:

      Dawson was always the planned ending. AFter KW left the writers went against his wishes.

      So that was a completely different circumstance.

  23. laurie says:

    sad day daniel looked pretty darn dead in the revenge pilot i hope not he’s my favorite

  24. Ariel says:

    I don’t really think the Dawson’s Creek to Gossip Girl analogy really works. They’re very different shows with very different character’s. As for why I think the writer’s went there with Dair? For one, this show had already in its 4th season explored just about every pairing possible so I think it was looking for something new to pass the time. Also I think a major reason was to create more friendships on the show. Dan and Blair make awesome friends. Why can’t they just be great friends? Not everything has to be romantic to make a good story. I have a best friend of the opposite sex, and it’s wonderful. And it will never be romantic. That is something truly different for Gossip Girl, a platonic opposite sex friendship. Despite Dan’s current one sided feelings, I hope they won’t become more than friends. And can support each other love lives.

    • Ashley says:

      Exactly! Why can’t they have an opposite sex friendship that never leads to a hookup or a relationship. That would make their relationship unique and it would be nice to have them be close like that.

  25. Mandy says:

    Love your casting for the roles in Happy Endings. Especially Dan Byrd and Timothy Olyphant. I would watch those two in anything and they are perfect casting.
    Also, the question about Dexter and the professor being imaginary? I totally called that as well. Can’t wait to find out if I am right!

  26. Thanks for the Psych scoop! There’s not enough love for this show.

  27. dizzle says:

    I cracked the gossip girl spoiler:

    Question: Your Gossip Girl spoiler from last week’s AA is driving me nuts. You teased that there’s a kiss coming that is “so hot it will be followed by a [spoiler alert].” Tell us who’s smooching and what’s hidden beneath the [spoiler alert]! —Cathy
    Ausiello: The person on the receiving end of the kiss is Blair, and it’s followed by a **a*. [Stay close to my Twitter feed for scoop on those three missing letters.]

    The answer is SLAP, Of course. :)

  28. Brendan says:

    AA: “Am I missing something? Do we know without a shadow of a doubt that Daniel succumbed to that gunshot wound? The pilot left things rather ambiguous.”

    Well in an interview with EW, creator/executive producer Mike Kelley said: “I will tell you will have all of the answers to all of the questions that the pilot poses by the 13th episode. Then we will have an whole new installment of revenge that has to do with the trial of the murderer [of Daniel Grayson] that will take us through the back-half of the first season.”

    But the part that says Daniel is the victim was NOT actually said by him, it was merely implied… so I guess nothing is set in stone yet.

  29. Sally says:

    Thanks for the Once Upon A Time scoop, I love this show!

    • Cloe says:

      Me too. I just hope the Emma storyline doesn´t take a central stage because i found it boring even if i loved her son.

  30. Daniel says:

    Santana coming out?!?! Whoa! I thought I’d never see the day! So happy. I can’t wait to see who is going to be playing her parents.

  31. Sophie says:

    I hope the GG kiss is Chuck and Blair and of course it should be followed by a slap because she is engaged to another man. As for Blair’s wedding shower I wish it was US the audience that were MIA, that wedding drama is so boring, make it disappear.

  32. mee says:

    Dair Dair Dair!

  33. Chloé says:

    As much as I love Chuck and Blair, I don’t want Chuck to be the one who initiate the kiss. I was hoping she was the one to do that because of her hormones or something lol. LET CHUCK GROW AND BE THE BETTER GUY!!! Damn!

  34. Bealbott says:

    get chair back together.I really bored the show since 4th season.we want to see chair together why don’t the producers understand that don’t you see the ratings.my last words are pls stop the dair(it’s really sucks by the way)scenes.Dan can’t be chuck and he can’t be blair’s soulmate.

  35. Alison says:

    Thanks for the Bones scoop

  36. Christiana says:

    i think Chuck kiss to Blair is something that the therapist told him to do and that will show to Blair that he is still immature,Louis plan.

  37. Christiana says:

    GOSSIP GIRL: maybe the **a* is not SLAP but it could be TEAR ……..

  38. Christiana says:

    or DEAL…… lets make a “deal”

  39. Lisa says:

    On the Good Wife scoop, Martha probably ends up with Team Florrick or joins Michael J Fox’s firm.

  40. Angelica says:

    Here’s hoping for a Dair kiss!

  41. Lisa says:

    Well with the Gossip Girl spoiler I predict the word is slap. As for who else is involved in the kissing, probably someone I don’t really care for. I want it to be Chair as this season has been really lacklustre and I miss the Chair hot scenes but for some reason they love to see Chair shippers in a permanent state of depression so it probably won’t be.
    As for who won’t be at the shower/party thing (I zoned out as soon as I saw wedding, its my initial reaction to anything Blair/Louis related)I’d hate if it was Serena so it probably will be.

  42. SarD says:

    It’s such a shame that Rachel and Quinn don’t get to kiss. There’s been such a build up to their love affair over the seasons and they truly are what love is about…oh, hold on a second.

  43. Jason says:

    It truly escapes me what the morbid fascination is with these 12-year-olds who post here that they just MUST see Chuck kissing Blair. Yeah, we haven’t EVER seen that. Oh, please, Mr. Producer, give us more of the most boring couple and stalest storyline in the history of the network. Don’t ever explore ANY other coupling or plot. Just give us more Chuck and Blair kissing. That’s all. Why not just make it a full hour each week. No one else on screen. Just Chuck and Blair…kissing. Maybe then these psychotic posters would finally realize just how idiotic they sound.

    • Christiana says:

      I’am tired of all the dair fans who think that chair fans are immature 12 year old fan girls. Most of as are adults( i’am 19 personally),go to the University or/and have jobs so stop all that stupid thing that makes you guys seem at least ridiculous!!

  44. Annabelle says:

    How do you “Ask” questions? Is there a specific email or site you need to use? Thanks! I wanna “Ask Ausiello” =D

  45. td says:

    Amy Farrah Fowler has already played the harp on BBT–this will not be the first time.

    • iBazinga says:

      Additionally, Amy Farrah Fowler has already played the KMN annoying “kinda sorta girlfriend” of he-who-deserves-someone-more-charming on BBT – this will not be her first time.

  46. soidairyou says:

    My guess is it would be followed by a slap too.
    And I’m betting that it would be DAN kissing Blair. It were Chuck,
    I don’t think B would slap him. B believes there’s nothing between her and lonely boy, so a kiss from him would naturally have this reaction from her.

  47. Cloe says:

    I´m so happy to hear that Once Upon a Time is going to center its storylines more around the fairytale characters and less around Emma. To be honest i found her to be the most boring and irritating part of the show.

    • James says:

      well hello LE fangirl please keep going. Is this where the line for LE. fans forms? Looks like it, LOL. Like clockwork, amazing. And insecure.

  48. Anna says:

    I don’t think Chair fans are the 12 year olds. I think the people calling them 12 year olds and insulting them clearly lack maturity.

  49. MHM says:

    Chuck kisses Blair and slaps her.

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